The assignment can be acquired when Solveig becomes open for access after the mission on the seemingly empty Collector Cruiser. Note: If the Firewalker Pack is installed and the M-44 Hammerhead is already retrieved, Solveig becomes available as early as after the mission on Horizon.
Scanning Surtur's moon Sinmara uncovers an anomaly. Surtur is the first planet from the star.
A beacon broadcasts:
“Magnetic shielding failure detected. Catastrophic solar radiation exposure probable.”
Pinpointing the anomaly reveals:
Planetary scans indicate that the Sinmara colony is vulnerable to its sun's hazardous solar flares. Malfunction detected in colony's magnetic shield. Shield must be reactivated to avoid exposing colony to unstable solar activity and potential annihilation.”
This mission involves no combat, and there is nothing hazardous except a few explosive crates at the landing zone. Shepard lands without any squad members at the magnetic shield generator.
The only loot in the area is 2,000 units of palladium. It can be salvaged from a broken generator on the walkway to the controls for the shield.
Bypassing the station central command terminal gives access to the necessary part of the station to do the repairs. There's a control switch, a cooling unit, a shield control, and a shield generator. The control switch controls which of the other three Shepard can activate, as indicated by the yellow lights. Use the control switch twice to switch power to the cooling unit, then turn it on. Next, use the control switch to switch power to shield generator and turn that on. Finally, use the control switch to switch power to the shield control and bypass it. The "found credits" mentioned in the mission summary are automatically added at the end of the assignment.
Restored magnetic shield, keeping Sinmara colony safe from catastrophic solar activity.
Credits reward transferred from Sinmara colonists.
- Experience reward: 125 (156)
- Credits: 7,500
- Cerberus Funding: 3,750
- Credits Found: 3,750
- Palladium: 2,000
- Sinmara is erroneously referred to as a planet in the assignment objective text when it is actually a moon. Although the moon has no atmosphere according to its info page, the assignment takes place in an environment with a hazy orange atmosphere and clouds.